Susan Ervin-Tripp: Context, social interaction and pragmatics

Amy Kyratzis
University of California at Santa Barbara
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Pioneer psycholinguist and child language scholar Susan Moore Ervin-Tripp passed away on November 13, 2018 at the age of 91. She was Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. She had served as Professor of Psychology at Berkeley from 1975 to 1999, and as Professor in the Department of Speech (now Rhetoric) before that (1959–1975). Her intellectual inquisitiveness led her to have a central role in the establishment of three academic fields, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and child language. She also made major contributions to the fields of bilingualism, second language acquisition, and gender and language. ,

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